Thousands attend funerals in Port Said

Thousands attend funerals in Port Said

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Mon, 28/01/2013 - 14:53

Thousands of people turned out on the streets of Port Said on Monday to attend the funerals of the latest victims of violence in the Egyptian city where President Mohamed Morsy has declared a state of emergency, state television images showed.

The mourners bore coffins above their heads and some waved tear gas canisters at the camera. Seven people were killed on Sunday at funerals for at least 32 people who had died in riots a day earlier.

Gunshots were heard and tear gas was fired during Sunday's processions where rage turned against the government, but there were no immediate reports of a repeat of those incidents on Monday.